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Fred Lipp to Speak on Transnational Business Alliances at ABA Annual Meeting

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Contact: Jennifer Gerrett

Portland and Augusta, ME and Manchester, NH (August 1, 2014) – Bernstein Shur, one of northern New England’s largest law firms, announced Fred Lipp, shareholder and co-chair of the Business Law Practice Group, will speak August 10th at the 2014 American Bar Association Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.

Lipp’s speech will cover transnational business alliances and diversification platforms including Bernstein Shur’s Lex Mundi membership, creation of affiliate Broad Arrow Mundial, LLC and membership of the Colombian American Chamber of Commerce. He is speaking along with Janis Nordstrom of Foley & Lardner LLP, who will also share her global experience.

Lipp, a shareholder and member of the Business Law Practice Group since 2000, focuses his practice on the handling of transactions for corporations, financial institutions, non-profit foundations, and private families in the U.S. and internationally. During more than two decades as a business attorney, Lipp has led the privatization of Maine’s wholesale liquor business, developed strategies for key M&A ventures, and furthered the interests of both multi-generational enterprises and NYSE-traded companies.

A resident of New Gloucester, Maine, Lipp earned his JD from the University of Maine School of Law and his BA from Bowdoin College, magna cum laude. He is chair of the MSBA International Practice Section. In 2012 Lipp received the Sumner T. Bernstein Award reflecting the firm’s highest honor for pro bono service.

About Bernstein Shur
Widely regarded as one of New England’s most entrepreneurial law firms, Bernstein Shur has more than 100 attorneys in offices in Maine and New Hampshire. Founded in 1915, the firm provides practical and innovative counsel in the areas of business law, litigation, and municipal law to clients throughout the region and around the world. Bernstein Shur is Maine’s exclusive member of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms. More information is available at

About ABA
With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is one of the largest voluntary professional membership organizations in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.